March 11th, 2003


"Human Shields"

You know, I have a fairly low opinion of the average human...but occasionally, a few of them do something that makes me rethink that opinion...and after I rethink it, my opinion is lower than before. For instance, all these mongoloids that went to be 'human shields' in Iraq. Did they honestly think they were gonna get the easy cushy job of guarding senior citizens? Yep, as soon as they realized that they'd be 'guarding' sites likely to get BOMBED, the job wasn't so cool. Stupid fuckers.

I'm including a column by Michael Reagan, similarly bent.

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The Stars Are Probably Right...Or At Least Close

Haven't been available online much the last couple days...been on an all-out search and download spree. For what, you ask? What could occupy me that long? Looking for tracks by one of the more obscure and fun bands I know: The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets.

For those of you who are not familiar with them (and I'm betting that's most of you), The Thickets are a happy/literate/punk band, who takes most of their inspiration from the works of H.P. Lovecraft...and the songs that aren't Lovecraftian are generally bad sci-fi kinda references. With titles like "Goin' Down To Dunwich", "The Innsmouth Look", "Big Robot Dinosaur", "Colour Me Green", and "Six-Gun Gorgon Dynamo", you can see what you're in for. The best part is that, as opposed to a lot of punk, you can understand the lyrics, which makes it even better when you keep up with all the Lovecraft literature. Unfortunately, they are not big or well-known, and their CD's are not exactly widely available.

Still, I've got a good dozen tracks so far, and another 10 or so on the list to go, so I'm happy. I got to see them live at last year's Lovecraft Film Festival, and I'm hoping they show up this year as well (there are pix of them in with my photos from the festival).

Gotta go rock out now. Ciao.
  • Current Music
    The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - Goin' Down To Dunwich